The Andros features five of our 100,000 year old fossil coral beads, hand-shaped and hand-matched for pattern and color. This exquisite material was found in an abandoned lime pit in the Florida Keys, and a very limited supply exists with this beautiful pattern and color. Supported by our own ‘brain coral’ beads in sterling silver, sculpted to reflect the natural patterns of coral. These are not hollow but solid beads for a nice weight around the wrist. Mounted on sterling chain, with a sterling silver clasp assembly.Click for more info
Features & Specs
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
According to geologists, this fossil coral is approximately 110,000 years old. Found in abundance in Florida quarry mines, these exquisite scales are hand-picked findings which would otherwise be crushed and used in cement. Fossil coral is not living coral, therefore has no odors.